Mon, May 20 2013
Delyan Dobrev, left, is being promoted from deputy minister to succeed Traichko Traikov, right, as Economy, Energy and Tourism Minister
Photo: Anelia Nikolova
Delyan Dobrev, named by Prime Minister Boiko Borissov on March 16 2012 as Bulgaria's new Economy, Energy and Tourism Minister
Photo: Krassimir Yuskesseliev
Traicho Traikov does not go quietly after axing from Cabinet while opposition and some media rush to criticise PM Borissov and his administration, especially on energy policy flip-flops.
Economy and Energy Minister had achieved nothing since July 2009 and the business forum farce in Qatar was the final straw, while the Health Minister quarreled with everyone, had no ideas and had mishandled the medicine prices issue, PM says.
Bulgarian Cabinet's shale gas ban cuts off all oil and gas exploration drilling.
Slovenian president Danilo Turk backs Bulgarian bid for Schengen entry.
Bulgarian President Georgi Purvanov will pay an official visit to Slovenia on June 6-7 at the invitation of counterpart Danilo Turk.
Cabinet minister, senior officials given the boot by Borissov.
Ivailo Moskovski has been appointed Bulgaria's new Transport Minister, succeeding Alexander Tsvetkov who resigned on May 18 2011.
Bulgarian Transport Minister Alexander Tsvetkov resigned on May 18, followed shortly by a deputy economy minister.
The funding is provided under the foreign military sales programme of the US army's Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.
The UK nationals were arrested after throwing beer bottles at people after being refused entry to a restaurant that had closed for the night.
Restoration and development projects include Madara Horseman, Arbanassi fortress, Magura cave.
Simeon Saxe-Coburg and his spouse Margarita opened a new heating and insulation system at the Tsar Ferdinand Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases in Iskrets, a project implemented thanks to the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Sofia and the Nando Peretti Foundation.
According to the law's provisions, the commission will have the power to investigate individuals without prior notification and would not require a criminal conviction in order to launch an investigation.